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Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career

Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this instructive, full-color guide will help you pass CompTIA A+ exams 220-801 and 220-802 and become an expert hardware technician. Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Fourth Edition is completely up-to-date with the new CompTIA A+ standards. Inside, you’ll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Answers and solutions to the end-of-chapter sections are only available to instructors and are not printed inside the book.

Learn how to:

  • Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS settings, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot hard drives
  • Manage input devices and removable media
  • Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • Troubleshoot all common PC problems
  • Install video and multimedia cards
  • Work with smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices
  • Install and configure wired and wireless networks
  • Connect to the Internet
  • Protect your PC and your network
  • Install, configure, and manage printers
  • Work with virtualization technologies
  • Understand safety and environmental issues

Electronic content features:

  • Practice exams for 801 & 802 with hundreds of questions
  • One hour+ of free video training from Mike Meyers
  • A collection of Mike’s latest favorite shareware and freeware PC tools and utilities
  • Adobe Digital Editions free eBook download (subject to Adobe's system requirements)

Each chapter includes:

  • Learning objectives
  • Photographs and illustrations
  • Real-world examples
  • Try This! and Cross Check exercises
  • Key terms highlighted
  • Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings
  • Exam Tips
  • End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

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